Dahi Bhindi (Indian style Okra/Ladysfinger in a Yoghurt based Gravy)

Dahi Bhindi (Indian style Okra/Ladysfinger in a Yoghurt based Gravy)

A deliciously, creamy Indian style okra curry with yoghurt, coconut and spices

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Hyderabadi Shahi Macchi Kurma (Fish in a Creamy, Saffron induced Yoghurt Curry)

Hyderabadi Shahi Macchi Kurma (Fish in a Creamy, Saffron induced Yoghurt Curry)

Melbourne seems to have forgotten spring totally; we have jumped straight from the dark, dreary winter to the hot, blistering summer. I made this fish curry actually a while ago when it was still a bit cold and the cravings for rich, creamy curries were strong. Though not very appropriate for the Australian summer, this [...]

Maccher Korma (Bengali style Fish Curry with Yoghurt and Spices)

Maccher Korma (Bengali style Fish Curry with Yoghurt and Spices)

All of us have preconceived notions when it comes to cooking and eating dishes from other cuisines, especially those which we are not very familiar with. For me, this has been the case with Bengali cuisine…. For the longest time, I avoided eating or cooking Bengali food simply because of the notion that I would [...]

Dahiwala Gosht (Lamb simmered with spices in a smoky yoghurt curry)

Dahiwala Gosht (Lamb simmered with spices in a smoky yoghurt curry)

Freedom of speech and expression! Emblazoned on every media platform, this phrase has taken the world by storm and endless heated debates post the Paris massacre. What does freedom of speech mean to you? To me, it means more than literary freedom; it means more than putting my pen to paper and writing whatever crap [...]

Arbi/ Baby Taro in Spicy Yoghurt Curry (Chembu Moru Curry)

Arbi/ Baby Taro in Spicy Yoghurt Curry (Chembu Moru Curry)

Food spells memories, for all of us. But there are some dishes, the very thought of which opens an overwhelming floodgate of memories. This dish does that to me! I have eaten this baby taro in spicy yogurt curry, (otherwise known as chembu moru curry in my native language) as long as I can remember. [...]

Jamie Oliver’s Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burger

Jamie Oliver’s Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burger

It has been a while since I had a post up; been very busy with the Easter and school holidays – 2 weeks well spent with family and friends. I had also taken up another freelance project which required my total attention and focus. But now I am back – raring to go with a [...]

Cashewnut Pachadi (Spiced Cashewnut Yoghurt Dip)

Cashewnut Pachadi (Spiced Cashewnut Yoghurt Dip)

Every cuisine of the world has its own unique style of making yoghurt dips. And this holds true for Kerala cuisine too. The pachadi or spiced yoghurt dip of Kerala is quite popular and a regular accompaniment to most meals. Just like any other Mallu (an affectionate name for Keralites, as I would like to [...]